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The Perfect Chunky Knit Sweater for Fall

 

Dress (also here) | Cardigan | Shoes | Bag | Shapewear

Hey guys, if you recall I shared this cardigan in my Instagram stories last week and said I’d be sharing it as an outfit soon. Well, here it is. I present to you THE BEST cardigan for fall. This is one of the outfits we shot in Pasadena this past week. By the way, can I just say how much I love Pasadena? The weather was a perfect 86 degrees and as the sun went down, we were greeted by a light cool breeze. The city is so picturesque and two of my favorite things are that it’s the home of the Huntington Library and it also offers a wide variety of vegan dining options— one of my faves is Real Food Daily (yelp them!).

Ok, now let me tell ya about this cardi. This chunky knit oversized cardigan is super soft, cozy, and best of all, it’s wool-free! I can not tell you how hard it is to find chunky knit cardigans for fall and winter. It seems like 90% of all cardigans manufactured are made with wool or other animal materials. For as long as I could remember, I’ve been allergic to wool. I had always loved chunky knit oversized cardigans made of wool. They looked so warm and cozy but I wouldn’t even dare try them on because the times I did, my skin would become so irritated. It wasn’t until I worked at James Perse that I found out I wasn’t allergic to cashmere, so I started buying that. Then last year, I went vegan and slowly started eliminated all animal products from my wardrobe, including all my cashmere pieces. So now when I find a really well made, chunky knit cardigan that’s not made of wool or animal materials, I immediately jump on it. This is one of those pieces. The material is a little heavy, but not in a bad way, it has the perfect weight to it. I love the oversized fit and it has pockets! It also has beautiful movement and pairs equally as well with jeans and a tee. If you buy one cardigan this fall, I would suggest investing in this piece! I’m OBSESSED with it!

 

 

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Dresses

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Top Picks | Dresses

1. Self Portrait Asymmetrical Lace Medallion Minidress

2. SELF-PORTRAIT Tiered Scalloped Lace Dress

3. La Vie Rebecca Taylor Veronique Ruffle Sleeve Dress

4. Sam Edelman Velvet Burnout Dress

5.  1901 Knit Midi Dress

6. James Perse Jersey Blouson Dress

7. Leith Long Languid Dress

8. James Perse Racerback Blouson Dress

I’m loving the selection of dresses in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Those that have been following this blog for a while know that I love a good James Perse dress. That’s why I included two of his dresses in my top picks. I wore James Perse dresses all throughout my pregnancy and well before that too. I just love how comfortable and easy to style they are. They’re also very versatile, well made, and the fabrics are always top notch. I’ve been buying them for years so I have a nice little collection and when I got pregnant, I had no need for maternity dresses because all the James Perse pieces fit right over my belly. I have dress number 8 and it’s a good one. The top part is blousy and the bottom is more fitted. You can wear it really casual with sandals and a crossbody or dress it up with wedge espadrilles and cute jacket.

Dress number 5 reminds me a lot of the James Perse dresses but it’s only a fraction of the price.  I love these more plain dresses because they’re so versatile. I was surprised to see dresses 1 and 2 on sale because I feel like this brand rarely goes on sale. So if you’ve had your eye on either of these stunning Self-Portrait dresses, buy them now! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale ends August 5th and prices will go up August 6th!

 

 

Valentino Rockstud Date Night Outfit

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Dress: James Perse | Coat: Forever21 (similar) | Shoes: Valentino | Purse: INC International Concepts (on sale under$50!) | Sunglasses: McQ (similar) | Bracelets: Nordstrom (similar)

I love this outfit for a date night or (in my case) a night out having dinner and drinks with girlfriends. This James Perse dress is one of my favorites. The fabric is soft and stretchy and the midi length makes it perfect to dress up. Isn’t this bag so perfect for dressing up an outfit? It may look familiar if you like YSL handbags. This purse is very similar to the YSL Monogram bag but only a fraction of the price! It comes in this nude color as well as black, and they’re on sale! I bought both colors, naturally. 😉

These Valentino rockstud pumps are the best. I love wearing them with just about everything. They make a simple jeans and white tee outfit look cool and edgy. When paired with a casual midi dress, they instantly elevate the look to a chic and night-out-ready-look.

Las Vegas Summer Style in James Perse

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Dress: James Perse | Jacket: H&M (under $40!) | Shoes: Target (under$40!) | Sunglasses: H&M (similar) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Those following for a while know that I love James Perse dresses! They are so comfortable, stretchy, soft, flattering, breathable, and versatile. It’s going to sound like and ad (it’s not) but you can wear them all year ’round and style them a variety of ways. The breathability of these cotton dresses is fantastic. I even wear my midi length dress during the Las Vegas summer and I don’t feel like I’m going to pass out from heat stroke. They really keep you cool.

As for this jacket, didn’t I say I was obsessed with it? I’ve been wearing it practically every day. It’s the best denim jacket I’ve ever found and it’s under $40! There’s still a good selection of sizes so grab yours while you can! It’s also breathable and the material is soft, stretchy, and stays cool. I’ve been wearing it in 100-degree weather to keep my arms and shoulders from being charred. So far, it’s been a success.

Lastly, I have to mention these wedges. They’re so comfortable! And they’re under $35! Whaaat? Yep. If you want to make your legs look longer, these are the perfect espadrille wedges for you, my friend. Also, these wedges go with everything! They’re perfect for summer.

Comfy Long Sleeve Bodycon Midi Dress

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Dress: James Perse (similar) | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (similar) | Purse: Francesca’s (similar on sale under $40!) | Bracelets: 14th & Union (under $20!)

Every woman should know about James Perse dresses, whether pregnant or not. While James Perse dresses are not maternity dresses, they are so incredibly soft, comfortable, and stretchy; making them the perfect pregnancy dresses. When I found out I was pregnant I really thought I was going to have to buy a whole set of maternity clothes. Luckily, I already had several James Perse dresses so I’ve literally only purchased 4 items of maternity clothes- 3 pairs of maternity leggings and 1 pair of maternity jeans from Target- that’s all.

I first discovered James Perse dresses when I worked for them at Ceasar’s Palace. I became an immediate fan of the label. That man really knows his fabrics. He creates the most luxurious, soft, stretchy, cotton fabrics you will ever wear. The dresses are flattering on all shapes and sizes whether you’re a size 0 or a size 14. We would constantly have pregnant women in the store shopping. Many of them would say they never bothered buying maternity clothes because they always wore James Perse and the clothes would fit perfectly pre-pregnancy, during, and after; that thought always stuck in my head. Another reason I absolutely love these dresses is their versatility; they can go from day to night with a simple change of shoes and accessories.

VINTAGE & MODERN

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TANK-DRESS-3You may recall this dress from the last outfit post. It’s the same James Perse dress but in black. This patterned silk cardigan is a vintage find as is the clutch. I think each of them were about $5. My love of thrift store finds will become apart to you guys as we continue to grow. Some of the things I find are really interesting. Vintage finds can easily appear dated if you dress in them head to toe, to avoid that I paired these two finds with updated shoes, dress and jewelry. Jewelry here is a collection of Nordstrom Rack, Etsy, personal, and Forever21 finds.

Wearing James Perse dress (similar here), Steve Madden grommet heels (similar here) and vintage sheer silk cardigan and clutch.

ANTIGUO Y MODERNO

Quizás ustedes recuerdan este vestido desde el último post. Es el mismo vestido de James Perse pero en negro. Este suéter de seda es algo que encontre en una tienda de segunda, como es el bolso. Creo que cada uno de ellos constaron alrededor de $5. Mi amor por la tienda de segunda se convertirá mas aparente ya que continuamos creciendo. Algunas de las cosas que encuentro son realmente interesantes. Artículos antiguos fácilmente pueden aparentar anticuados si se viste en ellos de pie a cabeza. Para evitar eso, uní los dos artículos antiquos con un vestido, zapatos y joyería moderna. La joyería aquí es una colección de Nordstrom Rack, Etsy, personal, y Forever21.

JEWELED

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Wearing Giuseppe Zanotti jeweled sandals (similar here), yet another (they’re so flattering and comfy!) James Perse sleeveless tank dress (similar here), KENAR pleated trench coat, and Forever21 necklace (similar here).

Now, let’s all take a moment to drool at and shop current Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.
Ahora, vamos todos a tomar un momento para babear y comprar los ultimos zapatos de Giuseppe Zanotti.



ENJOYADOS

Aire fresco ha estado fluyendo todas las noches y me encanta! Otro amor mío, estas sandalias enjoyadas de Giuseppe Zanotti. Me encantan la combinacion de colores, que son perfectos para el otoño. He tenido éstos durante mucho tiempo, pero casi no los uso porque parecen un poco demasiado extravagante para usar durante el día.  ¿Oh qué estoy diciendo? !!! Son fabulosos! Me los pondre para ir a la bodega más tarde, y luego en mi oficina en casa mientras que trabajo en mi escritorio, porque si. Tal vez incluso me los pondre para sacar al perro a caminar. La vida es demasiado corta para usar zapatos aburridos.

 

 

 

 

HUBCAPSBULLETS

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SW-hubcaps-wedge-2I’m so lucky when it comes to shopping, I always find the best items and usually at a great price. Some call it a talent, some call it a supernatural gift, and by “some” I mean me. My point is I found these Stuart Weitzman HUBCAPSBULLETS wedges in store at Nordstrom rack for 50% off a while back. And now they’re available online at Stuart Weitzman for 50% off! It took me a while to find a pair of espadrille wedges that I really liked. I had actually seen these online only to find them in store three days later. I was lucky that the only pair they had was my size and they just happened to be half off, it was a no-brainer. Summer has a way of making metallics easily function as neutrals so I’ve worn these wedges with just about everything.

Wearing Stuart Weitzman HUBCAPSBULLETS, James Perse dress (similar here), Calvin Klein open drape cardigan, Prada sunglasses, and Stella McCartney Falabella tote (similar here).

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Soy tan afortunada cuando se trata de ir de compras, siempre encuentro los mejores artículos y por lo general a un precio estupendo. Algunos lo llaman un talento, algunos lo llaman un poder magico, y por “algunos” me refiero a mí. Mi punto es que encontré estos zapatos de Stuart Weitzman  en la tienda Nordstrom Rack por 50% de descuento hace en un tiempo atrás. El estilo es: HUBCAPSBULLETS. Ahora están disponibles en línea en el sitio de Stuart Weitzma y estan a 50% de descuento! Me tomó un tiempo para encontrar un par de zapatos de este estilo. Había visto estos en línea y los encontré en la tienda tres días después. Tuve la suerte de que el único par que tenían era de mi talla y como si no fuera suficiente estaban a 50% de descuento, oviamente los tuve que comprar. El verano tiene una manera de hacer los metálicos fácilmente funcionar como neutrales por lo mismo he usado estos zapatos con casi todo.

CLOSET STAPLE

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Dos artículos esenciales de verano para mi son los vestidos de James Perse y bufandas ligeras estilo bohemias. Si no están familiarizados con los vestidos de James Perse deben de verlos ahora mismo. Son súper suave, cómodos, y muy versátil. Estos vestidos se ven igualmente chic con sandalias o con un par de zapatillas. El tejido ligero los hace ideal para viajar. He sido capaz de empacar  5 días de ropa en el bolso que llevo utilizando estos vestidos como la base de mis atuendos. Son simplemente maravillosas piezas de inversión que puede utilizar todo el año.

Wearing a James Perse dress,similar here, Anthropologie scarf, similar here, black cardigan, similar here, B. Makowsky satchel, similar here, and Charles Jourdan patent leather wedges, similar here.